What’s Happening in Milwaukee

June 27, 2019

Summerfest 2019
June 26 – 30 &
Jul 2-7, 2019
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI
Presented by American Family Insurance
hosts over 800 bands and singers, plus food and family activities.
General admission $23

Jill Scott
Thursday, July 11
7 p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
A mature R&B vocalist, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott excels with slower sensual songs but is versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment. Jill brings her humor, sensuality and bold voice to the Riverside Theater for an unforgettable evening.
Ticket Purchase Required

Diana Ross
with special guest Rhonda Ross
Sunday, July 14
6:30 p.m. Doors // 7:30 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration marking the 75th birthday of the iconic superstar.
Ticket Purchase Required

Kids From Wisconsin
June 30 • 2 p.m.
Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
After 50 years of entertaining audiences across Wisconsin and beyond, the KIDS beat is stronger than ever. The curtain opens in June and closes in August with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On”. This 51st season will feature music and artists that have stood the test of time.
This Event Is Free


Opening Night “This is America”
Art Exhibition
Fri., June 28-August 25 • 6-9 p.m.
5 Points Art Gallery & Studios
3514 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI
This Is America, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios’ 4th art show, is a consciously curated group exhibition coinciding with the United States’ Independence Day with visual artworks by 17 artists from traditionally overlooked vantage points, responding to the patriotism and nationalism the holiday was constructed to imbue. This poignant exhibition is on display until August 25, 2019.
Open to the Public

Ques in The Kitchen
Saturday, June 29, 2019
12-6 p.m.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity House
2661 N. 2nd St., Milwaukee, WI
Join KappaPhi Ques as we host our Ques In The Kitchen event. For those who have been asking, the wait is over, coming out and support our signature fundraiser to help move our social action activities forward. Our dinners offer the option of either fried catfish or perch. It also comes with spaghetti, coleslaw, bread, cake and a beverage. Contact any member for more details and pricing.

Kids Entrepreneurship Luncheon
Sat., June 29 • 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Jerusalem Youth Ministry
2500 W. Cornell St., Milwaukee, WI
Free lunch, kid vendor, guest speaker.
Call 414-551-3725 to register

Do the Right Thing: Special 30th Anniversary Screening
Sunday, June 30, 2019 • 3 p.m.
The Oriental Theater
2230 N. Farwell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Special 30th Anniversary Screeing of the Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing.” Celebrate anniversary of this American masterpiece, shown here in a brilliant new 4k restoration!
For Tickets visit: https://mkefilm.org/oriental-theatre/events/do-the-right-thing

Riverwest Food Truck Rally
Hosted by Gathering Place Brewing Company and 8 others
Fri., July 12, 2019• 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Gathering Place
Brewing Company
811 E. Vienna Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Spend the evening in Riverwest with some of the best food & beer in Milwaukee!
See individual trucks for food prices.

The 11th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest
Sat., July 13, 2019 • 1-4 pm
Nicolet High School
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd.,
Glendale, WI
Featuring local and national authors. For more information please visit UrbanReviewsOnline.com.

Wisconsin State Fair 2019
Thu, Aug 1, 2019 – Sun, Aug 11
Gates open at 8 a.m. -Daily
Wisconsin State Fair Grounds
7722 W. Greenfield Ave.
West Allis, WI
Music, food, live animals, and exhibits
Adults (12 & over): $14
Seniors (60 & over): $8
Military/Veterans with ID: $8
Youth (ages 6-11): $8
Children (5 & under): FREE

Milwaukee Public Library

Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Celebration & Book Buffet
Wednesday, June 26 • 6-7 p.m.
Villard Square Branch
5190 N. 35th St.
Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer, May 20 – August 30, 2019, with the best books around! Pick-up or turn in your Adult Summer Reading log, enjoy a snack, and discover the best in summer reading with a buffet of books recommended by librarians and perfect for filling up your log, book by book
This Event Is Free

Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic
May 30-July 11
Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
During the rubella epidemic that raged in 1964, 20,000 children were born with serious heart, hearing, and vision problems related to rubella exposure during pregnancy. While the nation’s scientists rushed to create a vaccine and develop better screening tests, families faced difficult, complicated decisions about current and future pregnancies. This exhibit highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States.
This Event Is Free

All Ages Coloring
Friday, June 28, 2-3 p.m.
Center Street Branch
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
De-stress by coloring at the Center Street Branch. Everyone from ages 0-99 and beyond is welcome to have a snack and color a picture.
This Event Is Free

Cell Phone Photography
June 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
Bay View Branch
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Learn to utilize basic photography skills on your smart phone camera at the Bay View Branch, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Saturday, June 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Instruction will focus on iPhone and Android phones.
Participants will bring and use their own device for each session.
June 29: Portraits.
This Event Is Free